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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
around the country, educators are working to keep the numbers down. coming up, the plan they are putting together in hopes of keeping kids inside the classroom. >>> thousands are getting ready to hit the streets for a worthy cause. how you can take part in the komen race for the cure. çÑ rod williams has come a long way. in 7th grade, missed 33 days of school and in danger of dropping out. >> there would be days i would stay home, play the game, eat, sleep, that's about it, watch telephone. he struggled to get passing grades at a school where he didn't feel the teachers cared. that's where karen weber came in. >> i saw him on the first day of school. one of the teachers who knew him said this boy hasn't been in school for days and days. this is going to be a different school year for you. we expect to see you here. >> reporter: at 17 he is a sophomore in high school with perfect attendance and grades improved. especially in math. >> i got b's and b pluses. >> reporter: [technical difficulties] maryland, the rate is 11%, one of six states tracking the issue. >> it's a hidden pro
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:03pm EDT
condoleezza rice recently called education the civil rights struggle of our day. do you agree with that assessment and how do you address it. >> i believe that education is a big problem, but the problem is in the that there's too little government in education but much too much. we need to allow the free market to provide things like voucher programs, charter schools and allow bad teachers to be fired and good teachers to be rewarded. >> what do we do with afghanistan? what's the end game? >> this has not been clear what the end game of the current administration are a last administration will be in the middle east but what we should really do is march the troops out as quickly has we marched them in. >> is the healthcare reform act the answer. mitt romney said he will refeel immediately. so what is your stance. >> the healthcare has a lot of good intenses but it's not going to accomplish those goals it. create as bigger government bureaucracy and it tries to reduce prices by initiating price controls and those things don't work. what we really need is to create free market solutions l
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
money from the komen grant? >> we wouldn't be able to provide all the service, educational information and webinars. >> how many people would you say you guys reach? >> well, electronic resources reach 11,000 people a month. so thousands of people would probably lose these services if we weren't able to be funded this year. >> okay. let's make sure this does not happen. >> thank you so much. >> the number to call is 410-481-2222. you've got about 15 minutes left to get your phone calls. also, we got the race coming up this weekend in hunt valley. for more information for komen maryland race for the cure and to hear about the stories, log on to abc2news.com/think pink. now i will send it over to the studio. >>> rain is the story this afternoon and continues to be into the evening. a couple of showers, a couple of thunderstorms on maryland's most powerful radar. you can see on a closer zoom showers pushing through the baltimore area beginning to clear out in anne arundel county north of the state capital. showers extending all the way up really toward perryville all the way up into aberd
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
educate people about fire prevention and safety have increased it. takes something like this to happen to make people think. just can't imagine what they're going through. the family and friends hovered around as they tried to figure out what happened here. the cause of the fire not known. where it started, not known. whether there were working smoke detectors in the home, not known. but a grandmother and four grandchildren are dead. >> the city had a very significant loss last evening with the matriarch of the family perished along with the four grandchildren. the fire is being investigated. we stand in support of the family as they try to get through this tragedy. >> it takes a tragedy like this to make people think of fire prevention. is my house safe. could i get out. until now fire deaths were down along with the number of fires and injuries. a program gave out free smoke alarms with a 10-year lithium batteries. they are hoping the 5200 they gave out last year will make a deference -- that and more education on what to do. >> we want people to call 311 to make sure the home
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. call 311 to get one. >> our hope is that we can continue educating the entire city of baltimore to encourage those who don't have them to take that step. a smoke alarm is as close as your fingertips. all you have to do is call 311. our firefighters will install a 10-year lithium smoke alarp. since that fire, august 2011, firefighters have installed about 5200 of those smoke detectors. you don't have to touch. it you don't have to replace batteries for 10 years and you can't take the batteries out. many take the battery out and forget to put it back. if you need or to get a presmoke detector, call the city's hotline at 311. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> fairly classic october weather today, temperatures reaching into the low 60s and upper 50s, not so bad. 55 in kent island. 56 in columbia. norrisville at 55 as you are in kingsville, a very temperate 58. to the north we have cold air, extending into southern can dparks sparking -- canada, sparking snow showers. that's an indication of the colder air that will make a brief shot. part of the colder air will get in and linger into
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
educate themselves about the candidates and what they plan to do for them in that district. i encourage everybody to go to my website jeremy r. sten son.com. >> let's ask you some questions. we're dealing with a $60 trillion debt, unemployment rate of more than 8%. housing market is shaky at best. where do you start to find solutions? >> first we have to get people back to work. maryland in direct 5 we have an unemployment rate of 5 own 6, which is better than the rest of the country by many points, but one thing is the major companies, they can't find the qualified talent to fill these positions. one thing we need to do is get people back to work. in order to get them back to work, we have to spean their skills up. >> condoleezza rice called education the civil rights struggle of our day. would you play dpree with that? >> that is a very poignant statement. we live in the most affluent country in the world, most powerful country in the world. it is absurd that individuals don't have the opportunity to a free or an education that will get to where you're trying to go. >> let's
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
different things. we need a diversity of approaches in the education, if last thing we should do Ñ"o nationalize education from a department out of washington. one size doesn't fit all in education. washington doesn't know best. we should get rid of federal education department and not because it's too expensive because we care so much and we are paying right now to harm our children, we should stop. >> afghanistan, do you see an end in sight? >> we went in to afghanistan, we were justified in to going in to afghanistan because they refused to bring osama bin laden to justice for his role in the 9/11 attacks. osama bin laden is dead. there is no further reason for us to be in afghanistan. we should bring the troops home as soon as we can. let the living get on with their lives. >> health care, this is a big issue right now. obama has hung his head on this, romney says he will appeal it. what are your thoughts. >> if we want health care to be affordable and available, we got to make sure markets function proplerly, without government interference. with obama care and many government p
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
community college of baltimore county is the largest health education provider in the state of maryland. we have 14-degree and certificate program . last year we graduated 600 students to enter the heal care work force. >> how long has this been going on? >> oh gosh, it has been around a long time. our individual program is graduating their fourth class this fall. it is extremely important roll in the health care team. mlt is short. we do all of the laboratory testing. a lot of people don't realize we exist. because we don't deal directly with patients. think of it this way when you go to the doctor because you are not feeling well what do they typically do? they take blood and urinalysis samples. they have to go somewhere for analysis. that's the job of the medical laboratory technologist. analyst samples and get results to the physicians. 70% of health care decisions made are based upon laboratory results provided. >> so there is a work force shortage? >> yes. average age in our field is in their mid 50s. as that group gets closer to retirement age we'll have a lot of jobs to
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
we'll have life enrichment opportunities in the area of travel, technology, education, so there is fun, live entertainment on a main stage continuously indifferent genre's of music and it is a fun way of coming and getting valuable information. >> sure. it sounds great. thank you so much joanne. the baby boomer and senior expo 25th anniversary. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for joining us today on maryland's spotlight. >>> welcome to maryland's spotlight. i'm kim knight. the 25th anniversary of the senior expo is coming up in maryland in october and a heavy presence there will be st. joseph's medical center. one thing we'll touch on is diabetes and other health related issues. eva gonzalez, you're from the diabetes center. let's talk about diabetes and how baby boomers, how does that affect them. >> it affects them in that they are at higher risk not just because of the aging process, but obesity is driving the pref lense of type 2 and there are a lot of things we can do to inform people who are coming to the event but it is just important to know that those two things combined ar
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm EDT
awareness month. it is a time to become educated on dyslexia. the school helps dislexic children. sherrie johnson shows us why early detection is key. >> reporter: students are working on sounds and senses. >> we can now look at young students and look for work -- warning signs. >> reporter: the odyssey school focuses on specialized instructions, one on one tutoring and small class sizes. they focus on students with dyslexia. >> language is the key to all kinds of learning whether learning science or a soccer game. you have to master taking in language. >> reporter: the odyssey school serves students in kindergarten and 8th grade. the goal is to prepare them for mainstream grades. >> they didn't help me with my dyslexia, so i couldn't really read the passes that i would have. other people would finish it and i would be working on the first word. when i came here i blossomed. >> reporter: there are a few things educatetors want people to know. >> even though i have dyslexia, i still understand the things they are telling me. it's more difficult to read what you give me. >> reporte
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:55am EDT
finished the game with 4 touchdown passes. >>> on the education alert, not just about students setting good grades and basically improving their test scores. teachers can't teach kids that aren't in the classroom. that's a no brainer. baltimore city, a new plan to fight against the chronic absences we hear so much about. sherrie johnson has the story. what is the school system doing? is it working? >> baltimore is setting an example when it comes to attendance. a johns hopkins 'b0ueáyestimate 5- 7.5 million kindergarten to 12th grade asstudents are absen they miss one day out of ten. in maryland it's 11%. one of six states that tracks the issue. low income students are likely to miss class because of transportation or health issues and sometimes because they have to work or take care of family. they use robocalls to alert parents about absences. social workers talk to families. williams missed 33 days and almost dropped out of 7th grade. in 8th missed five days and made better grades. >> i would stay home, play the game, eat, sleep, that's about it. watch tv. >> i saw him on t
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 4:55am EDT
thinking about where you want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. with grease and lime scale. use finish dishwasher cleaner every month to keep your machine in sparkling health. for shining results, finish dishwasher cleaner. >>> it's an about face from the state department about on attack what killed four americans in libya. they said they never said it was a protest that got out of control and that they didn't link the attack to an antiislam video. this statement is at odds with the administration and initial descriptions of the attack. today at a house committee holding a hearing on it, the diplomatic security in libya will discuss the topic. we will keep you post on what they say. >>> you get searched at airport for careying a pocketknife. imagine what happens for a man with a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants. they searched his luggage and they found a smoke grenade, a hatchet, body bags and a biohazard suit. they are not sure what harris was will be aing -- pl
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
. we will tell outlong list this educator has with the push to ban that snack from the school. >> everyone thought he was dead and when you see the stunt you will be surprised he is not. video just ahead of that death defying fall. >>> thanks for joining. a teacher wants a popular snack band from school. >> he is urging parents to keep the flaming hot cheetos home for a number of reasons. they eat them instead of eating a good lunch and the bag has four servings but administrators are concerned many children are eating the entire bag. chomping down on 44 grams of fat and nearly 700 calories all at once. >> my daughter brings snack packs. she doesn't have a family size just because i know she will eat the whole bag in one day. >> a teacher go onto say janitors have to clean up the red fingerprints from the dye from the flaming hot cheese cheatos i thought it was the roon they wanted to do ate way with them. >> that's one of the reasons they are dusty. >> and -- shall. >> all over your hands and everywhere. >> now that i have knowledge of this. >> go to charl yew's house and eve
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